MIT Urban South Asia Workshop (2006-2008)

This is a full archive of articles and books from the twenty sessions of Urban South Asia, a workshop and reading group on cities in India and Asia which I organised with Michael M.J. Fischer in the Program in Science Technology & Society (STS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 2006 to 2008.

During this time,  we hosted anthropologists and historians who presented their in-progress research alongside selected texts and sources on urbanisation in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and America. Please note that the files linked in the posts below are provided solely for purposes of study, research, and education.


URBAN SOUTH ASIA WORKSHOP

Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyProgram in Science Technology & Society (STS)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) E51-185, Cambridge, MA 02139, U.S.A.

2006

1 March: “Hyderabad from Charminar to Cantontment”
ERIC LEWIS BEVERLEY
Harvard University Department of Indo-Islamic Cultures

15 March: “The Apartment Building in Bombay”
NIKHIL RAO

Wellesley College Department of History

5 April: “The Street in South Asia”
NIKHIL RAO
Wellesley College Department of History

19 April: “Urban Social Spaces: Adeeb and Adda”
SARAH WAHEED
Tufts University Department of History

3 May: “Sex, Work & Migration in Mumbai”
SVATI SHAH

New York University (NYU) Dept of Gender & Sexuality Studies

10 May: “Real Estate Capital & Film Finance in Bombay”
ASHISH RAJADHYAKSHA

Centre for the Study of Culture & Society (CSCS), Bangalore

3 October: “Patrick Geddes & Town Planning in India”
RAMACHANDRA GUHA
MIT Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History

31 October: “Suburbanisation in Colonial Bombay”
NIKHIL RAO

Wellesley College Department of History

14 November: “Delhi in Ruins”
ANAND VIVEK TANEJA

Columbia University Department of Anthropology

5 December: “Colonial Planning & Princely Hyderabad”
ERIC LEWIS BEVERLEY

Harvard University Department of Indo-Islamic Cultures

12 December: “Divine Enterprise in Bangalore”
TULASI SRINIVAS
Emerson College Department of Anthropology

2007

15 March: “Remembering Raj Chandavarkar”
DOUGLAS HAYNES

Dartmouth College Department of History

22 March: “Labour, Space & Politics”
Roundtable at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference, Boston, Mass, 2008
SUBHO BASU, Syracuse University, New York
FRANK F. CONLON, University of Washington, Seattle
DOUGLAS HAYNES, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
SHEKHAR KRISHNAN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NIKHIL RAO, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
LISA TRIVEDI, Hamilton College, New York

2 October: “Street Hawkers, Commodities and Urban Space”
JONATHAN SHAPIRO-ANJARIA

Bard College Department of Anthropology

2008

19 February: “The Making of an Indian Metropolis”
PRASHANT KIDAMBI,
The Making of an Indian Metropolis: Colonial Governance and Public Culture in Bombay, 1860-1920

12 March: “ Making Lahore Modern”
WILLIAM J. GLOVER,
Making Lahore Modern: Constructing and Imagining a Colonial City

2 April: “Urban Hegemony in Bombay”
SANDEEP HAZAREESINGH
,
The Colonial City and the Challenge of Modernity : Urban Hegemonies and Civic Contestations in Bombay City, 1900-1925

23 April: “Delhi’s Urban Governmentalities”
STEPHEN LEGG,
Spaces of Colonialism: Delhi’s Urban Governmentalities

14  May: “Representing Calcutta”
SWATI CHATTOPADHYAY,
Representing Calcutta: Modernity, Nationalism and the Colonial Uncanny

28 May: “Bangalore’s Twentieth Century”
JANAKI NAIR
,
The Promise of the Metropolis: Bangalore’s Twentieth Century

2 October: “Cinematographs, Celluloid & Cinema in Bombay”
ASHISH RAJADHYAKSHA
,
Indian Cinema in the Time of Celluloid: From Bollywood to Emergency

6 November: “Beyond Colonial Urbanism: Cities in South Asia”
Panel at the Urban History Association (UHA) 4th Biennial Conference, Houston, Texas, 2008
WILLIAM J. GLOVER, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
ISHITA PANDE, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
ERIC LEWIS BEVERLEY, Stony Brook University, New York
NIKHIL RAO, Wellesley College, Massachusetts